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AIA|LA Healthcare Committee Presents: The One BIG Idea Workshop

American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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AIA|LA Healthcare Committee Presents: The One BIGIdeaWorkshop

  • When: On August 15, 2012 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Where: 800 Corporate Pointe Walk, Culver City, CA 90230, USA

For this month's presentation of the AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare we decided to do things a bit differently.

You attend a presentation, meeting, symposium or luncheon. You see old friends and you meet a few new people. There's a speaker or an expert on a topic and you sit through the event and for the most part the information was good. You even learned a few new things.
Maybe it was a lunch, so at least you got to eat and the most exciting part of the event was when you discover that the chicken wasn't as dry as you expected; like the last 4 chicken meals you've recently eaten in the past week. The event is over and you were left no more excited or energized about the future of our industry than when you first arrived...

A couple of your peers felt the same way and we decided we needed something new and something different. For the month of August the healthcare committee won't be hosting another "presentation". Instead, this month we will be conducting a workshop and need your participation! We wanted to get our members, partners and guests excited about coming to this event:

The ONE BIG IDEA WORKSHOP is about creativity, thinking innovatively and thinking about how other factors globally affect the healthcare industry.

  • How do we harness this information?
  • How will it effect us in 2, 5, or 10 years?
  • What is shaping how we will do business in the future?

The Challenge:
Harness the creativity of our local thought leaders to envision, capture & redefine the future of our industry; to imagine and create a new future.

The Exercise:
To identify those elements that disrupts the status quo such as new methodologies and processes in order to shape the dialog and help be the leaders in change.

If we aren't innovators we will become extinct.

The Desired Results:
To take away from this workshop a new perspective; a different way of looking at the world and to lose our tunnel vision and look at the possibilities.


Sanford L. Smith, AIA

VP of Real Estate, Facilities and Construction at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach will be our Moderator and Facilitator.

In his role as Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities, Construction and Operations (REFCO), Sanford Smith heads the departments responsible for the planning, development and operations of all facilities projects for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. The portfolio consists of approximately 2 million square feet and includes a diverse range of facility types, including the hospital, outpatient services and medical office buildings. His team is helping to drive sustainable practices into healthcare and was recognized by the editors of O.C. Metro magazine as one of its "green team" leaders.

Prior to joining Hoag, Sanford was the Corporate Manager of Real Estate and Facilities for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. In the 18 years he spent overseeing Toyota's North American expansion, his department's leading edge work on environmental issues was recognized with many awards, including: the Global Innovators Award for Corporate Real Estate as well as honors from US Green Building Council, American Institute of Architects, Cal EPA, IFMA, and IIDA. Toyota's Real Estate and Facilities Department also received the Environmental Leadership Award from California's Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger in both 2003 and 2007.

He is an active member of the Partner's Circle of the College of Environmental Design and Chairman of the Healthcare Design Advisory Board at Cal Poly Pomona and was recognized as the distinguished Alumnus in 2011. Sanford belongs to the American Institute of Architects and is a Director of Ability First (formerly Crippled Children's Society) and Chairman of their real estate and strategic planning committees.

Sanford is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Vista Award by AHA's American Society for Healthcare Engineering for best hospital renovation. He has also received the Corporate Real Estate Leadership Award from the editors of Site Selection Magazine, Corporate Real Estate Team Leadership Excellence award by the Southern California Chapter of CoreNet, and was honored as the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year by the Los Angeles Chapter of CoreNet.

In his free time, Sandy enjoys travel with his family, bike riding, skiing and scuba diving.

Sandy will start with an opening remark. Then everyone will break out into groups. Each group will have a mediator to help guide them in the direction that will result in GREAT IDEAS!

All GREAT IDEAS will be collected and discussed. Under his guidance Sandy will challenge us to take these ideas and use them to redefine the future of our industry.

This is a workshop that will be an exercise for your brain. It will challenge your perspective and you will walk way asking "Why? How come? What If...and What's Next?"

Syska Hennessy has graciously offered their conference room at their NEW location and RERESHMENTS for this event.

Have questions about AIA|LA Healthcare Committee Presents: The One BIG Idea Workshop? Contact American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA)

When & Where

Syska Hennessy Group's Office
800 Corporate Pointe Walk
Culver City, CA 90230

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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